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This research was carried out to explore psychosocial and mental health issues of adults viewing pornography on the internet. Study Design: For this purpose, a qualitative research design was used. Method: In- depth interviews were conducted with twenty five university male students to explore the psychosocial issues in cases of internet pornography. After gathering the data from participants, a software, NVivo11 Plus was used for data management and analysis. This was also used for labelling and themes and categories generation. Results: After data analysis, main three categories generated on psychosocial issues associated with viewing internet pornography which were psychological issues, social issues and mental illness. Conclusion: Findings of the study indicate that males viewing internet pornography can be affected with psychosocial and mental health issues.

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